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June 21, 2017
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Last week, the American Institute of CPAs honored nine CPAs for their contributions in the areas of information management and technology assurance with the second annual Standing Ovation, which recognizes the best young CPA/CITPs in various specialty credential areas. The recipients, all talented CPAs age 40 and under who hold the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) specialty credential, were announced at AICPA ENGAGE in Las Vegas.

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HEADLINES

“Rapid technological development is compelling the digital transformation of all types and sizes of companies, putting the onus on their CPA firms to ensure those companies’ cybersecurity practices are effective and their data are accurate...Audrey Katcher, CPA/CITP, CGMA, a partner in RubinBrown’s Business Advisory Service Group, spoke at the AICPA ENGAGE conference in Las Vegas [last] Tuesday on the top six transformative changes in companies that are driven by technology.” Click the link below to read more of this Journal of Accountancy online post.

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Corbin Smith, 26, an audit associate with Sarvas, Coleman, Edgell and Tobin, P.C., in Phoenix, was the recipient of this year’s IMTA PSTECH @ ENGAGE Young CPA Scholarship.

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“Small businesses are 'unprepared or poorly prepared for a cyberattack’ according to 75% of the 307 insurance and risk management advisors surveyed through the Advisen and Experian 2017 Cyber Risk Preparedness and Response Survey. Unfortunately, no organization is immune to cyberthreats. These days, most companies should have some basic form of cybersecurity program in place.” Click the link below to read more of this AICPA Insights blog post.

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IMTA Podcasts
Have you tuned into the IMTA Podcast Webpage lately? There are several podcasts including a new one on internal auditing. In this podcast, CITP Credential Committee member Terry Campbell discusses the internal audit function, focusing on various topics including the assessment of IT risk, work paper documentation, and the nature/substance of an audit report.
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